Trendy House in Historic Gulou

House - Private room · 号 Huafeng Hutong, Beijing, Beijing, China

Gulou is a historical and hip area of Central Beijing with tons to see, eat, and shop. Our cool converted courtyard house is a rare design gem. Room comfortably fits two, with shared bathroom, kitchen and rooftop. Easy access to major subway lines.

The Space

-A rare piece of contemporary architecture in a historically-rich and traditional Beijing hutong neighborhood.
- The house is a unique hutong courtyard renovation with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious kitchen, and plenty of "hang out" space
-The living space has a glass atrium high glass ceiling providing tons of natural light
-Apartment is furnished throughout with antique/refurbished Chinese furniture collected from Shaanxi, Dongbei and Beijing
-Lots of original art throughout the house by friends and local artist
-One indoor terrace and one outdoor rooftop, including one that looks deep into the traditional hutongs of Gulou

Your Room:
-Cozy room furnished with bed and dresser
-Towels and clean linens provided

Note 1: Not all of the bedrooms are listed on Airbnb. If you're interested in staying with us, shoot me a message and I'll check the availability.

Note 2: As a matter of security, I ask that you fill your profile out fully and add a picture before inquiring about a stay. DO NOT CONTACT ME ON OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA. It would be great to share with me the reason of your stay too. New to Airbnb? Have some friends review you. I do not accept bookings from blank profiles.

Note 3: Check-in times are before 10AM or after 7PM. I ask you supply your ETA when inquiring about a stay.

Guest Access

-FREE LAUNDRY with our washer
-Housekeeper available Monday and Thursday for basic washing and ironing.
-Clean towels and linens will be provided.
-Wi-Fi Internet *China speed
-Personal driver can be arranged at additional charge to/from Airport, Great Wall, regular hire

Interaction with Guests

There are 3 of us who live here, two American guys and me (also from the US). We work full-time in different industries but share common interests in art, design and music. We are happy to send along suggestions for nearby bars, restaurants and shops, and am always available by email for those insider tips for making the most of your Beijing stay.

The Neighborhood

Gulou is a historical and hip area of Central Beijing with tons to see, eat, and shop. Our cool converted courtyard house is a rare design gem. We are under 15 minute walking distance to Drum & Bell Tower, Confucius Temple, Lama Temple, Nanluoguxiang and major subway lines.

Getting around

- Public transport: 10 minute walk to Subway Line 2 (Gulou and Andingmen); 15 minute walk to Subway Line 5 (Beixinqiao); 5 minute walk to a dozen bus routes
- Parking: There is no parking available.
- Taxi is the most convenient way to the house. If you take the Airport Express to Sanyuanqiao or Dongzhimen, you will still have to take a taxi. On a metered fare, this will cost under 85RMB.
- I can coordinate a driver pickup at the airport for 150RMB paid in cash to the driver upon arrival. Please let me know in advance.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $610 /week
Monthly Price: $1869 /month
Check In: 6:00 AM
Check Out: 9:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had an excellent AirBnB experience with Natasia. She was fantastically accommodating with the check in/out and provided us with a list of her favorite places in the neighborhood which was greatly helpful. The bedroom and the apartment were beautiful. Great area in the Hutongs. Getting around Beijing in general can be challenging as subway stations seem spread apart and taxis are not as easy to find so it was nice to be close to restaurants and many other attractions. We absolutely recommend it.

    October 2013
  • I had a great stay with Natasia and her lovely housemates. She was kind enough to show me around the Hutongs and take me to a quiet temple when all the other sights were overcrowded.
    The house beautiful and clean and located near lots of cool shops and street food. I can't think of a better place to have stayed!

    October 2013
  • A marvelous little sanctuary in the midst of bustling Beijing! Spacious, airy, luminous home. Filled with natural light, flowers and lush plants, plus two charismatic and affectionate cats. Natasia is a perfect host--warm, laid-back, generous and thoughtful. Charming hutong location with easy street food, numerous little cafes, and convenient transportation. The rooftop terrace was great for a coffee in the morning or a beer after a long day, watching cats saunter across the traditional grey-tile roofs and listening to the rhythms of the neighborhood alleys.

    October 2013
  • A beautiful house and neighborhood! My cozy room overlooked the intersection of two small alleys and let in plenty of natural light. The feather comforter was a plus. Everyone in the house was so kind and ready to help me, whether I was looking for a good lunch or the nearest ATM. I also made friends with the two feline residents of the house. :)

    The house is located in a hutong, which are tree-lined alley neighborhoods filled with small shops and families of all ages. If you stay here, take some time to stroll around. It's the hutong that made me fall for Beijing, and the reason I'll be back someday.

    September 2013
  • Natasia is really well set up for hosting in a fascinating neighborhood and is a very warm, easy-going person who went out of her way to help make my two-night stay comfortable and memorable. My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer!

    September 2013
  • The Airbnb team spent a whole day at Natasia's wonderful home. The location is perfect, the atmosphere was trendy, and Natasia (and her flatmate) was so accommodating! I highly suggest future guests to venture onto the rooftops during the early morning to see an old side Beijing that's rare to come by these days. But the best part of staying here was the company. Natasia is an energetic, charismatic, and intriguing character! I wish I had more time to hear her stories.

    September 2013
  • Had a great stay here. The hostess and roommates are very hospitable and engaging people.
    Only difficulty I had was in finding it. Thankfully I got a very patient cab driver, who called Natasia and navigated through the Hutongs to the BNB.
    Unfortunately I didn't have time to take advantage of the busy/trendy nightlife in the area, although I did get to do a bit of walking around. The location is fantastic for exploring/sightseeing/shopping in the Hutong area.
    Would stay again for sure.

    September 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 16 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2013
  • It was great staying in Natasia’s beautifully renovated hutong house – one of the best spots in Beijing. She was really helpful – booking us a car from the airport, tipping us off to the nicest places to eat and on call if we needed anything. Staying there was the perfect way to find our feet when we first arrived in the city.

    April 2013
  • Natasia is a great host. The house is lovely, the area is charming and cotton the cat is very friendly. Make sure you have a map and have Natasia's detailed instructions on how to get there.

    March 2013
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